Kinematic mechanism of electron heating in shocks: Theory vs observations

M. Balikhin, M. Gedalin

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Abstract

Shock electron heating due to breakdown of adiabaticity in a small‐scale quasistationary electrostatic field in the shock ramp is analyzed analytically and numerically and compared with experimental data. We derive statistical dependencies of the heating on the shock parameters. Relations obtained numerically are in good agreement with experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)841-844
Number of pages4
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Volume21
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (all)

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